Founded in 1860, New York Medical College was among the first medical schools to admit women and the first to establish a scholarship program specifically for minority students. Today, NYMC is one of the largest private health sciences universities in the country, with more than 1,400 students. Advanced medical degrees are available through the School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences and Practice, and Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. Online graduate degrees and certificates, continuing education courses, and series presentations are offered through the School of Health Science and Practice Continuing Education and Professional Studies.
NYMC’s School of Health Science and Practice offers a Master in Public Health degree program in the areas of health policy and management and environmental health science. The MPH in Health Policy and Management program educates students in the business, planning, and policy of health care and public health. The MPH in Environmental Health Science program will educate students about environmental hazards and how to identify and solve problems related to them. In addition, the School of Health Sciences and Practice has online professional programs that lead to graduate certificates. These programs range from 12 to 27 credits and are available in the areas of emergency preparedness, global health, industrial hygiene, and health education/certified health education specialist. Some certificate programs may be taken as a part of the MPH degree program.
NYMC is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. Some programs have specialized accreditations from accrediting organizations, such as Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Council on Education for Public Health, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Dental Association.
Admission to online graduate programs are semester-based, with deadlines in August for the fall semester, December for the spring semester, and May for the summer semester. Those applying to the MPH programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in which they had a minimum overall 3.0 GPA. Along with an application, they must submit official undergraduate transcripts, two completed recommendations, a resume, and a personal statement outlining career and professional goals. Those applying to graduate certificate programs must turn in an application form, official undergraduate transcripts, two completed recommendation forms, and a personal statement.
New York Medical College Online
School of Health Sciences and Practice
Valhalla, NY 10595